I have good news for music lovers. The library has added Freegal Music, “free and legal” music, to the library’s online services. Patrons can download 3 songs a week to keep forever by going to this link: https://bossierlibrary.freegalmusic.com/users/sndlogin.
Using your library card number, you will be able to “download your music selections from about 3 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.” Choose from over 10.000 recording labels and music from 60 different countries. You do not have to download any software to access Freegal and there are “no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.”
Every item is MP3 formatted and will work with any MP3 player including iPod. It can also be “loaded into iTunes and works on both PCs and Macs. Check out our new mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.”
As always, there are some restrictions that apply. You must be a patron of a participating library to access to Freegal. “The music you download is free in the sense that most things in your library are free to you as a patron of the library. The limit is set so that a maximum number of patrons may have equal access to the songs in the Freegal
Music Service. The “Limit Exceeded” appears when you have used all of your downloads for the week.” “Free mobile apps are currently available in the Apple App Store and the Android Marketplace, a.k.a. Google Play.”
All of this information can be found on the Freegal website in greater detail. Remember, all you need is your library card number and, if your library requires it, a PIN.
To find out what else is going on at Bossier Parish Libraries go to www.bossierlibrary.org.
Make a note:
- Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., the Book Match Book Discussion Group for 13 – through 18-year-olds will be in the History Center meeting room.
- Wednesday, Feb. 20, Evening Storytime at 6 p.m. for ages 3-5 at the Aulds branch.
- Thursday, Feb.21, from 7-9 p.m., Aulds and Bossier Central libraries will host a Steampunk Prom. Contact Tonya at (318)746-1693.
- Thursday, Feb. 21, from 6-7 p.m. at the Bossier Central Book Club local author Judy Christie will discuss her latest book “Gone to Green,” the first in her “Green Series.”
- Thursday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m., the Haughton branch will host an Entrepreneurial training program by the Trailblazer Resource Conservation and Development. Call (318) 949-0196.
- Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Historical Center, the public is invited to attend a Black History Month program, “The Emancipation Proclamation – At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality” presented by Dr. William Pederson, professor from LSUS and storyteller Ms. Thelma Harris. For more information call (318) 746-7717.
“Enemy of Mine” by Brad Taylor
“Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan
“The Intercept” by Dick Wolf
“Deadly Stakes” by J. A. Jance
“Vanished” by Irene Hannon
“Agenda 21” by Glenn Beck
“The Typewriter Girl” by Alison Altee
“Merciless” by Lori Armstrong
“Rav Hisada’s Daughter” by Maggie Anton
“Touch & Go” by Lisa Gardner
“Ready for Retirement” by Kris Miller
“The Clash of the Cultures” by John C. Bogle
“The Secret Financial Life of Food” by Kara Newman
“Your Credit Score” by Liz Weston
“Kids for Cash” by William Ecenbarger
“The Black Officer Corps” by Isaac Hampton, II
“The Complete Arthritis Health, Diet Guides & Cookbook” by Kim Arrey
“For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business” by Kevin Werbach
“Heads in Beds” by Jacob Tomsky
“How Eskimos Keep their Babies Warm” by Mei-Ling Hopgood